Pierre Valentin was named as a Band 1 (Top Band) specialist Art and Cultural Property Lawyer by Chambers & Partners in their UK directory of best lawyers 2016. This is what they say:
Pierre Valentin of Constantine Cannon LLP is praised by commentators as “the standout individual” and “a major player” in the market. He leads the firm’s art and cultural property offering. One client says: “He is a problem solver. His attitude is to always find a solution; he doesn’t rub people up the wrong way.”
Pierre Valentin gave a presentation and contributed to a panel discussion at the 2nd Art Business Conference in London. The focus of his presentation was on whether the art market is sufficiently regulated.
Azmina Jasani gave a talk on a seminal and precedent-setting U.S. copyright infringement case, Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince, Gagosian Gallery Inc. and Lawrence Gagosian, at a forum organised by the Institute of Art and Law. Azmina represented Gagosian Gallery, Inc. and Lawrence Gagosian in the dispute which lasted for several years.
Pierre Valentin spoke on the challenges of owning artworks, and contributed to a panel discussion on the regulation of the art market, at a two-day conference on Art Law organised by Sotheby’s Institute in London.
Pierre Valentin spoke on the international market in art finance, the different offerings available and commented on legal issues arising when lending or borrowing against art at a conference organised at the University of Bologna by the International Section of the Association of French In-house Lawyers.
Pierre Valentin contributed to a panel discussion organised by the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association in Berlin, Germany. He commented on recent developments and case law on the authenticity and attribution of fine art.
Pierre Valentin gave a lecture on art trade and the law to students of Art Business at Christie’s Education.
Pierre Valentin is quoted in The Times’ article “Cardsharps case shows Caravaggio’s lasting talent for trouble” (see press section).